Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2vhjrp/transparent) has announced the addition of the "Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2012-2022: Forecasts, Technologies, Players" report to their offering.
This report focuses on the markets, requirements and current and emerging technologies of transparent conductors. Worldwide research and design efforts are presented, both from research institutes and companies that are developing the necessary materials and processes - in total 53 organizations are profiled. It covers metal oxides, organic materials, and emerging alternatives including inorganic meshes, carbon nanotubes, graphene and more. The penetration of these options into applications such as displays, photovoltaics and touch screens, and others, is given for the next 10 years.
The importance of Transparent Conductive Films (TCF)
Transparent conductive films are used for displays, some photovoltaics and touch screen modules. In 2012, 93% of the market uses Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) - which can be expensive depending on the current price of indium and is brittle, and barely flexible. Other metal oxides are used, particularly in some thin film photovoltaics which offer a cost advantage over ITO.
However, now there are many other emerging technologies, from finely printed conductive meshes, to layers of silver or copper that are highly transparent, to organic transparent conductors, and variations such as carbon nanotubes and graphene. This report assesses the technical progress of these options, and their market sweet spot (if any) and forecast penetration.
Key Topics Covered:
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2. INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPARENT CONDUCTING FILMS (TCF): MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES
3. APPLICATIONS AND REQUIRED PROPERTIES OF TCFS
4. MAIN CRITERIA OF TCFS
5. MATERIALS USED FOR TCFS
6. MANUFACTURING OF TCFS
8. FORECASTS FOR TCF FOR FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS 2012-2022
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